From Hole to Whole
Whitney’s homecoming from the hospital was a week ago yesterday.
We are thrilled with how “normal” our life is already…the surgery successfully closed up the hole in her heart and her resilient little body is recovering quickly.
Here’s a recount of the day-by-day…
Day 1: Daybreak arrival. Happy drugs. Emotional parents not wanting to let go.
The surgeon’s hands. I swear the way the people talked about this man at the hospital I’d be surprised if he wasn’t wearing a super-suit under his scrubs….he’s amazing at what he does and has gained such high respect from those around him. Tons of people pray for these hands each day.
The CVICU. The worst in the way of scary wires, tubes and cacophony of beeps and blinking lights. She kept starting to wake up when she was supposed to remain sedated and had a rough time, obviously uncomfortable (duh!) and scared (squirming around, crying). This was the hardest time for me, with no way of “fixing” it or even connecting with her to try to communicate what’s going on.
Oh what love! Gramby finds a way to get close.
Meanwhile, little dude is up to no good running around the hospital courtyard.
Day 5: more wagon rides, good spirits and playfulness, getting better every day!
Day 6: We get to go home! Gramby entertains the kids with the iPad while we pack up our precious love notes and goodies and head on our way home. The neighbors welcomed us home with this sweet sign on our garage.